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Baby Bottleneck

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Baby Bottleneck is a 1945 Warner Brothers Looney Tunes (reissued as a Blue Ribbon) theatrical cartoon short released in 1946 and directed by Robert Clampett and written by Warren Foster.


The cartoon opens with an overworked stork (a clear Jimmy Durante reference) getting drunk in the Stork Klub {"I do all the woik...and the fadders get all the credit!"). There is an emergency delivery in which inexperienced animals take the babies to their parents. As a result, babies are getting sent to the wrong parents (such as a baby Hippopotamus to a Scottish Terrier, a baby alligator to a pig and a baby skunk(sorta like Pepe Le Pew)to a goose). To clear up the confusion, Porky Pig is brought in to manage the factory, with Daffy Duck as his assistant. The babies are seen going through a conveyor belt (to the tune of Raymond Scott's famous "Powerhouse") and getting sent by various animals, while Daffy mans the phones (making quick references to Bing Crosby (who had four sons), Eddie Cantor (five daughters and no sons) and the Dionne Quintuplets {"Mr. Dionne, puh-leeze!!", is Daffy's shocked reaction).

When a stray egg is found without an address, Porky decides to have Daffy sit on it until it hatches. However, Daffy (nor Porky, for some reason) refuses to sit around on top of an egg. Porky chases Daffy around the factory (complete with an imitation of Porky by Daffy), until they wind up stuck on the conveyor belt. The belt winds up stuffing both of them into one package (with Porky as the legs and Daffy as the top half) and send them off to Africa, where a gorilla is waiting for her arrival. When the gorilla looks at the "baby," Porky peeks through the diaper, causing the gorilla to cry on the telephone, "Mr. Anthony, I have a problem!!" (a reference to John J. Anthony, who conducted a daily radio advice program at the time, "The Goodwill Hour"; its stock phrase was, "I have a problem, Mr. Anthony").